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#1

DigginForGold
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From: Mooroolbark, VIC
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04 March 2016 05:38 am

Hi,

So I've decided to start a post where I can post all of my prospecting videos. I plan on making more so may as well keep them all in one place rather than starting a new thread each time.

Here's the first one for this thread. I had a bit of a look in a creek within the Gippsland region. I had mild success, but had to cut it short as I got there rather late, and I forgot my supplies like water and a snack, plus I forgot my crevicing tools so didn't have a brush (which I needed).

https://youtu.be/H5phrZ5EL8w


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nicko61
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04 March 2016 07:20 am

nice finds, hope you go back before water flows with proper tools,as i think you would get lots more pickers,gotta be happy with those you did get though? i know i would be

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joao garimpeiro
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04 March 2016 08:41 am

thank you Matt,

Excellente video! Wonderful place!

Hey Matt,
that bird is one that is singing in your video?


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Brother
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04 March 2016 10:18 am

Nice vid mate, that's the job, test pan test pan everywhere smile
Keep up the good work.

Rob


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cecc
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05 March 2016 10:16 am

Well done some nice colours.


Bring On The Color

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kemjak57
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05 March 2016 10:52 am

Good show of colour there. Thanks for the video, well done. Rick


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AtomRat
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05 March 2016 11:10 am

Awesome work mate big_smile lovely spot and speccie!
Leech or two?


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#8

DigginForGold
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05 March 2016 05:34 pm

Thanks everyone smile I was certainly happy with how it went.

@ joao garimpeiro
I'm not sure what bird that is...but I also noticed it and wondered. Any ornithologists about? Haha

@ AtomRat
I'd read previously that the leeches out that way can be crazy so I was concerned as I made my way out there. But...didn't even see one leech, thankfully.


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Swinging & digging
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05 March 2016 06:05 pm

Looks like a good place for snakes this time of year, keep an eye out for them.
I have had some encounters with snakes around creeks, they usually slither off.

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DigginForGold
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05 March 2016 06:16 pm

Yeah you're not wrong. I've had encounters with snakes in the recent past whilst out prospecting...almost stepped on a red bellied black snake up at reedy creek past year. It scared the crap out of me. I now tend to make a lot of noise as I walk through the bush, and if I can I have a long stick that I'll bang on the ground in front of me as I walk. Don't know if that's necessary but I really don't want to step on one.


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05 March 2016 06:34 pm

Great Vid. Nicely edited. Great finds. I agree you got to be happy with that.
Well done. That bedrock is a natural sluice trapping the gold. I'm sure you'll be back there with the right equipment. Good luck.


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AtomRat
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05 March 2016 07:24 pm

Don't worry..you know when your in a leech riddled spot out here mate lol

Couple of months since I've seen a snake now but they will still be out there. Watch the monitor lizards too as they can want to play chasies sometimes!!


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DigginForGold
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05 March 2016 07:51 pm

Oh great. Something to look forward to then haha sigh.

Haha I haven't seen any monitor lizards yet but I'll now be sure to keep an eye on the little bugger when I do. Do we get any decent sized ones down here in Vic?


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05 March 2016 07:59 pm

Yeah mate.. they are not little... last one I saw was around 2m. They tend to run up the trees but I don't know what happens if you stumble across them close to their nesting zone. I've been told they can run straight up your leg with nasty claws, i've been chased once, keep your distance


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DigginForGold
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05 March 2016 08:11 pm

Oh wow thats a LOT bigger than I was expecting. Certainly wouldn't want to mess with one of em. I'll definitely keep my distance if I ever happen to see one.


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05 March 2016 10:07 pm

Love the clip and the scenery, great spot to relax at away from the big smoke. Almost looks like you'd need a machete to get in there. wink


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05 March 2016 10:30 pm

Well that was an enjoyable vid,... well done. big_smile


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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DigginForGold
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06 March 2016 12:07 am

@Goldpick
Haha yeah the walk in there was interesting to say the least. I had to turn back and find an alternate path more than once. But that's how you know your going to a spot with potential I say. If it was easy to get to then the gold would already be gone ey.

@silver
Thanks very much mate big_smile


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#19

DigginForGold
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18 March 2016 08:55 am

Hey,

So I haven't been very active lately due to the fact that I've started a uni course...so priorities y'know. Have been dying to get out and managed to steal a few spare hours a couple of days ago and went on a spur of the moment outing. Hopefully once I get into the swing of things I'll be able to get out more...

Anyways, I headed back to the spot in was at last time in Gippsland amd I did alright despite the fact that I broke my crevice sucker fairly early on. Got a little picker smile

https://youtu.be/GAqbtCZZlhw


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18 March 2016 09:39 am

Nice work again PoG smile


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silver
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18 March 2016 09:40 am

Still going great guns on it. big_smile tongue


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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cecc
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18 March 2016 10:02 am

Nice vid.


Bring On The Color

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Lilnugget
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18 March 2016 10:18 am

Awesome vids mate congrats on the pickers keep the vids coming wink

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18 March 2016 11:08 am

Thanks for the vids - nice work and it paid off as well.
Jaros tongue


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#25

DigginForGold
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18 March 2016 05:09 pm

Thanks everyone smile

I'm happy with what I got considering the amount of material I brought back. I'm glad because I probably won't be able to get out for another couple of weeks so wouldn't want to have left it on a bad note haha.


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